December 2015 News - Naval Forces, Defense Industry, Navy Technology, Maritime Security
 
 

Navantia Selected to Provide Management Services to Australia's AWD Program
 
Since 2007, Navantia has been working in three important programs for the ADF, namely the Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs), Landing Helicopter Docks (LHDs), and the LHD Landing Craft (LLC), under different contractual schemes to deliver to the best of its ability. ASC has signed a contract with Navantia whereby Navantia will provide the Shipbuilding Management Services (SMS) for the AWD Program.
Since 2007, Navantia has been working in three important programs for the ADF, namely the Air Warfare Destroyers (AWDs), Landing Helicopter Docks (LHDs), and the LHD Landing Craft (LLC), under different contractual schemes to deliver to the best of its ability. ASC has signed a contract with Navantia whereby Navantia will provide the Shipbuilding Management Services (SMS) for the AWD Program.
 

Russia's Black Sea Fleet 7th Raptor (Project 03160) High Speed Patrol Boat Completes State Trials
 
The Russian-made 7th Project 03160 patrol boat has competed state trials and has been accepted for operation, the Pella Shipyard’s press office said on Friday. The Russian shipyard Open Joint Stock Company "Pella" is based in Leningrad. According to the press office, the new boat has already arrived at its permanent base and will join Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in the imminent future.
The Russian-made 7th Project 03160 patrol boat has competed state trials and has been accepted for operation, the Pella Shipyard’s press office said on Friday. The Russian shipyard Open Joint Stock Company "Pella" is based in Leningrad. According to the press office, the new boat has already arrived at its permanent base and will join Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in the imminent future.
 

First Egyptian Navy 209/1400 Class Submarine “S41” Named and Launched at TKMS Kiel
 
The first 209/1400 class submarine (Yard No. 447) for the Navy of the Arabic Republic of Egypt was named and launched at the shipyard of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems in Kiel today. This marks an important milestone in the ongoing submarine programme for the Egyptian Navy. “S41” is the first of four submarines. Production of the first submarine started in Kiel. Since then, the construction program has proceeded to schedule and achieved a first important milestone with today's naming ceremony and launching.
The first 209/1400 class submarine (Yard No. 447) for the Navy of the Arabic Republic of Egypt was named and launched at the shipyard of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems in Kiel today. This marks an important milestone in the ongoing submarine programme for the Egyptian Navy. “S41” is the first of four submarines. Production of the first submarine started in Kiel. Since then, the construction program has proceeded to schedule and achieved a first...
 

Russia to Go Ahead With Lavina Amphibious Assault Ship Project, Preliminary Design Completed
 
The Krylov State Research Center completed the preliminary design of the versatile amphibious assault ship for the Russian Navy, the center’s executive director, Mikhail Zagorodnikov, told TASS on Thursday. He also said there is "no doubt" the ship will be developped.
The Krylov State Research Center completed the preliminary design of the versatile amphibious assault ship for the Russian Navy, the center’s executive director, Mikhail Zagorodnikov, told TASS on Thursday. He also said there is "no doubt" the ship will be developped. The Lavina (Avalanche) project was first unveiled during the ARMY-2015 defense exhibiton.
 

Spanish Navy To Deploy Replenishment Ships for Royal Canadian Navy Needs
 
The Spanish Navy (Armada Española) announced it will deploy two replenishment oilers to help cover the Royal Canadian Navy's current needs for logistic support vessels. SPS Patiño will be deployed between February and March, and SPS Cantabria between mid-September and November. Both vessels were designed and built by Spanish shipyard Navantia.
The Spanish Navy (Armada Española) announced it will deploy two replenishment oilers to help cover the Royal Canadian Navy's current needs for logistic support vessels. SPS Patiño will be deployed between February and March, and SPS Cantabria between mid-September and November. Both vessels were designed and built by Spanish shipyard Navantia.
 

Russian Navy Project 11356M Admiral Grigorovich Frigate to Test-Launch Kalibr Missiles
 
The Project 11356M (NATO reporting name: Krivak V-class) Admiral Grigorovich frigate built by the Yantar Shipyard has completed the first phase of its official trials and is gearing up for the second one, the shipyard’s press office told TASS on Thursday.
The Project 11356M (NATO reporting name: Krivak V-class) Admiral Grigorovich frigate built by the Yantar Shipyard has completed the first phase of its official trials and is gearing up for the second one, the shipyard’s press office told TASS on Thursday.
 

Damen Unveils its Next Generation RHIB 1050 at Europort event in Rotterdam
 
At this year’s Europort event in Rotterdam, the Damen Shipyards Group unveiled the latest addition to its extensive portfolio. The RHIB 1050 represents the next generation in rigid hull inflatable boats. A 10.5 x 3.35 metre multi-mission vessel that can serve as an independent platform or as support for a larger patrol vessel, the RHIB 1050 presents a design that leaves no stone unturned. The end result is a robust package fronting safety, comfort and outstanding performance.
At this year’s Europort event in Rotterdam, the Damen Shipyards Group unveiled the latest addition to its extensive portfolio. The RHIB 1050 represents the next generation in rigid hull inflatable boats. A 10.5 x 3.35 metre multi-mission vessel that can serve as an independent platform or as support for a larger patrol vessel, the RHIB 1050 presents a design that leaves no stone unturned. The end result is a robust package fronting safety, comfort and outstanding performance.
 

Russian Navy Intensifies Training of Naval Aviation Pilots and Aircraft Carrier Commanders
 
In 2015, the Russian Navy has intensified the training of aircraft carrier commanders and naval aviation pilots, Igor Kozhin, the Chief of the Naval Aviation has reported. "In 2015, the Navy has launched dedicated training programs for aircraft carrier commanders and executive officers. The program gives more time to drilling the deck-based aircraft control in performance of duties at sea," Kozhin said...
In 2015, the Russian Navy has intensified the training of aircraft carrier commanders and naval aviation pilots, Igor Kozhin, the Chief of the Naval Aviation has reported. "In 2015, the Navy has launched dedicated training programs for aircraft carrier commanders and executive officers. The program gives more time to drilling the deck-based aircraft control in performance of duties at sea," Kozhin said...
 

Spanish Army Tigre Cougar and Chinook Helicopters Train With French Navy Mistral-class LHD
 
Three helicopters of the Spanish Army Airmobile Forces (Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra or FAMET) - a CH-47D Chinook, a Cougar and a Tigre held on 4 December, landing and takeoff trials on the deck of the Mistral-class LHD Dixmude of the French Navy. This training exercise took place during the vessel's approach of Barcelona's port.
Three helicopters of the Spanish Army Airmobile Forces (Fuerzas Aeromóviles del Ejército de Tierra or FAMET) - a CH-47D Chinook, a Cougar and a Tigre held on 4 December, landing and takeoff trials on the deck of the Mistral-class LHD Dixmude of the French Navy. This training exercise took place during the vessel's approach of Barcelona's port.
 

CNIM Released a New Video on the L-CAT High Speed Sea Connector for Amphibious Operations
 
French company CNIM just released a new stunning video featuring its L-CAT landing catamaran. L-CAT is a fast landing craft dockable adapted to modern LPD/LHD. With is patented lift platform, it is the only vessel able to accomplish amphibious operation with high payload in rough seas or shallow water, Chosen by the French Navy in 2009, L-CAT is a new generation of expeditionary transport system for military purposes, humanitarian operations, and civilian logistics support.
French company CNIM just released a new stunning video featuring its L-CAT landing catamaran. L-CAT is a fast landing craft dockable adapted to modern LPD/LHD. With is patented lift platform, it is the only vessel able to accomplish amphibious operation with high payload in rough seas or shallow water, Chosen by the French Navy in 2009, L-CAT is a new generation of expeditionary transport system for military purposes, humanitarian operations, and civilian logistics support.
 

Russian Navy Improved Kilo-class Submarine Launched Cruise Missiles At Syria from Med. Sea
 
In the evening of December 8, 2015 the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation reported that (for first time) that a submarine launched several Kalibr cruise missile against terrorist targets from a submerged position. As a result, two important command posts belonging to terrorist organization in the province of Raqqah (Syria) were destroyed.
In the evening of December 8, 2015 the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation reported that (for first time) that a submarine launched several Kalibr cruise missile against terrorist targets from a submerged position. As a result, two important command posts belonging to terrorist organization in the province of Raqqah (Syria) were destroyed.
 

U.S. Navy and MDA Succeeds in Next Flight Test of Standard Missile-3 Block IIA Interceptor
 
The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) conducted the second successful flight test of the Raytheon Company Standard Missile-3 Block IIA. During the Controlled Test Vehicle-02 flight test, an SM-3 Block IIA was launched from a MK 41 launcher located at the U.S. Navy's Point Mugu Sea Range on Saint Nicolas Island in California. A target intercept was not included in the testing scenario.
The U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) conducted the second successful flight test of the Raytheon Company Standard Missile-3 Block IIA. During the Controlled Test Vehicle-02 flight test, an SM-3 Block IIA was launched from a MK 41 launcher located at the U.S. Navy's Point Mugu Sea Range on Saint Nicolas Island in California. A target intercept was not included in the testing scenario.
 

USS America (LHA 6) Amphibious Assault Ship's Flight Deck Modified for F-35 Joint Strike Fighters
 
The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) is the first West Coast ship to have its flight deck upgraded with a thermal spray coating in key landing areas in order to more fully support the F-35 Joint Strike Fighters (JSF) that will be attached to the ship during future operations.
The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) is the first West Coast ship to have its flight deck upgraded with a thermal spray coating in key landing areas in order to more fully support the F-35 Joint Strike Fighters (JSF) that will be attached to the ship during future operations.
 

U.S. Navy Next Generation Destroyer Zumwalt (DDG 1000) Headed to Sea for Trials
 
The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) sailed out of General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine, yesteday for the very first trials (called builder trials). Zumwalt is the largest destroyer ever built for the U.S Navy. This initial builder sea trials will help check basic systems onboard as well as the seaworthiness of the inverse bow design.
The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) sailed out of General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Bath, Maine, yesteday for the very first trials (called builder trials). Zumwalt is the largest destroyer ever built for the U.S Navy. This initial builder sea trials will help check basic systems onboard as well as the seaworthiness of the inverse bow design.
 

France Takes Command of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Task Force 50
 
According to Russian daily newspaper Kommersant, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to perpetuate the memory of Yevgeny Primakov, according to which the first ship of the future Project 23560 "Leader Class" destroyer under development for the Russian Navy will be named after the academician.
A French flag officer embarked in the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle took command of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command's Task Force 50 Dec. 7, leading coalition naval strike operations for Operation Inherent Resolve -- the fight to degrade and ultimately destroy the ISIL terrorist organization.
 

Russian Navy First Project 23560 "Leader Class" Destroyer Will Be Named Yevgeny Primakov
 
According to Russian daily newspaper Kommersant, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to perpetuate the memory of Yevgeny Primakov, according to which the first ship of the future Project 23560 "Leader Class" destroyer under development for the Russian Navy will be named after the academician.
According to Russian daily newspaper Kommersant, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to perpetuate the memory of Yevgeny Primakov, according to which the first ship of the future Project 23560 "Leader Class" destroyer under development for the Russian Navy will be named after the academician.
 

India's First Indigenous Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant to be Delivered in December 2018
 
India's minister of defense announced that the indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant will be delivered to the Indian Navy in December 2018. The non-availability of warship grade steel, delayed ordering of propulsion system integration and delay in russian approvals for design and equipment supply are the reasons for the hold back.
India's minister of defense announced that the indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant will be delivered to the Indian Navy in December 2018. The non-availability of warship grade steel, delayed ordering of propulsion system integration and delay in russian approvals for design and equipment supply are the reasons for the hold back.
 

US Navy Commissioned Austal-Built Independence-Class Littoral Combat Ship USS Jackson (LCS 6)
 
The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, USS Jackson (LCS 6), during a 10 CST ceremony Saturday, Dec. 5 in Gulfport, Mississippi. Jackson, designated LCS 6, honors the city of Jackson, Mississippi, and is the first U.S. ship in our nation's history to be named in honor of Jackson. Jackson, Mississippi was named for Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States.
The U.S. Navy commissioned its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, USS Jackson (LCS 6), during a 10 CST ceremony Saturday, Dec. 5 in Gulfport, Mississippi. Jackson, designated LCS 6, honors the city of Jackson, Mississippi, and is the first U.S. ship in our nation's history to be named in honor of Jackson. Jackson, Mississippi was named for Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States.
 

12th San Antonio class LPD Order Will Allow HII to Keep Construction Line Open Until LX(R)
 
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $200 million, cost-plus-fixed-fee advance procurement contract from the U.S. Navy for LPD 28, the 12th amphibious transport dock of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class. The funds will be used to purchase long-lead-time material and major equipment, including main engines, diesel generators, deck equipment, shafting, propellers, valves and other long-lead systems.
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has received a $200 million, cost-plus-fixed-fee advance procurement contract from the U.S. Navy for LPD 28, the 12th amphibious transport dock of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class. The funds will be used to purchase long-lead-time material and major equipment, including main engines, diesel generators, deck equipment, shafting, propellers, valves and other long-lead systems.
 

Vanguard-class SSBN HMS Vengeance Out Of Dockyard Following Long Overhaul Period
 
Two Royal Navy nuclear deterrent submarines have reached key programme milestones. These will extend their life as the backbone of the UK’s Continuous At-Sea Deterrent. HMS Vengeance has left Devonport dockyard following a Long Overhaul Period (Refuel) and sailed past HMS Vanguard, which is due to start a scheduled Deep Maintenance Period (Refuel).
Two Royal Navy nuclear deterrent submarines have reached key programme milestones. These will extend their life as the backbone of the UK’s Continuous At-Sea Deterrent. HMS Vengeance has left Devonport dockyard following a Long Overhaul Period (Refuel) and sailed past HMS Vanguard, which is due to start a scheduled Deep Maintenance Period (Refuel).
 

First Ship to Shore Connector (SSC) Hull Turned Over at Textron Facility in Louisiana
 
The U.S. Navy's new Ship to Shore Connector program reached a production milestone when the first hull, LCAC 100, was turned over during a 7 1/2 hour evolution at Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems Nov. 5. The Ship to Shore Connector is the U.S. Navy's newest landing craft. The craft's hull is initially constructed upside down for ease of welding and construction, and then 'flipped' to complete its assembly.
The U.S. Navy's new Ship to Shore Connector program reached a production milestone when the first hull, LCAC 100, was turned over during a 7 1/2 hour evolution at Textron Systems Marine & Land Systems Nov. 5. The Ship to Shore Connector is the U.S. Navy's newest landing craft. The craft's hull is initially constructed upside down for ease of welding and construction, and then 'flipped' to complete its assembly.
 

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